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Private 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on River with Views.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on River with Views. Short Stroll To Downtown.

The goldfish/wildlife pond is just outside the kitchen sliding door. Big, sunny views of Aspen Mountain and the fabulous Roaring Fork River from all common living areas, the hot tub deck and the garden flag- stone and brick patio sitting area. Private, off street, quiet location, yet lots of on site parking. Country like, peaceful, rural feel, yet within walking distance to downtown Aspen!!! Sleeps 8 comfortably in a king, queen, and 4 twin beds! Fully accessorized!

The stunning Rio Grande paved bicycle/hiking path along the world famous Roaring Fork River (and gold medal trout fishing water!!) starts only a block away at the children's favorite playground, lovely Herron City Park (on the river!)... and local favorite Smuggler Mountain Road hiking/mountain biking trail is conveniently located in the neighborhood.

Cathedral ceilings, 2 wood burning fireplaces, antiques, a central sound system, beautiful artwork and a lovely complete furnishing package make for a comfortable just-like-home ambiance. Hardwood floors, slab granite counter tops and kitchen island, golden oak kitchen cabinets,stacked washer/dryer, brand new state-of-the-art Braun dishwasher all make for a very contemporary family friendly home away from home. Pets welcome with references. Smoking, even though you shouldn't be, is only allowed outdoors away from any open doors or windows to be respectful of the good health decisions of others.

More Details

Jeffrey Shoaf
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018

About Jeffrey Shoaf

I came here in 1971 as a ski instructor and fan of skiing and the outdoors. I have been realtor renting and managing properties since 1977 and always enjoy helping visitors to to get the most out of their stay by providing friendly service and extensive local knowledge of the wonderful town I call home.

Jeffrey Shoaf purchased this house in 2000

Why Jeffrey Shoaf chose Aspen

A lovely home in a quite private location that has a country feel but is still only a few blocks from downtown Aspen. The wonderful views of Aspen Mountain and the Roaring Fork River make this a truly unique and special property.


Aspen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , NICE, BIG MASTER ENSUITE FULL BATHROOM.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ENSUITE FULL BATHROOM
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , POWDER ROOM, HALL ACCESSIBLE FULL BATHROOM
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large in suite master bath w/ BOTH shower AND soaker tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , PLUS PRIVATE FULL BATHROOM
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , SMALLER, BUT COZY
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , SMALLER!..W/ LOTS OF LIGHT
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Private 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on River with Views.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Good location, pretty view that's it

  • 2 of 5

While the house had a nice layout and very good location to downtown Aspen- the property has seen better days. Not only is the eclectic home decor a miss, but there are plenty of things that make this home a bad choice. 1) the twin beds in one of the rooms need to be replaced. They squeak so much that you cannot get a good night's sleep. 2) All the pillows are very cheap and uncomfortable.3) The kitchen is very well equipped except missing basic items like a Pyrex baking pan (of course on day we were leaving, looks like they may have been bringing back these type of items). 4) bathrooms etc all outdated 5) hotub too small for a big house 6)I didn't appreciate having to pay 100% upfront over 6 months in advance and being charged a HUGE fee to get my deposit back. (I used a cc bc I didn't see writing a check as option). It certainly left a bad taste in my mouth even though owner gave part of it back. Been to Aspen a dozen times but this home won't make the cut next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First off, we do apologize that your experience was so poor. The house was built in the 1980's and while it is an older house, we do our best at keeping it clean, fully accessorize and comfortable for our guests, many of whom are repeat customers and have left some very positive reviews. We feel that the photos we have posted on the website and description we have provided are more than accurate to the product we are presenting. As it relates to the credit card fees, we are sorry this caught you off guard but we have done our best to make this charge very clear by including it in our first response to any email inquiry we get, stating it on the VRBO website in the rates section and including it on the rental agreement which is attached to all quotes we send to potential renters. It is a fee that is out of our hands and one that we split with all our renters out of fairness to both parties. Please know that within the VRBO payment system, there is a clear option for all renters to pay by echeck to avoid the credit card fees entirely. We do appreciate your comments and take all reviews to heart.
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Great house, classic location with valley and mountain views

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and hot tub, with deck and views across the Roaring Fork at Aspen Mountain. Comfortable beds and living room furniture where we watched the Super Bowl. It really is a special place from an era gone by. Carpet and some amenities are a bit dated and not everything works perfectly but it is a charming and relaxing place, walking distance to downtown.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained and equipped, we had a very good time. The owner was very kind and always available to solve any problem with the property or our stay. It is also conveniently close to the slopes.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Family Long Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family from Australia stayed in this property from 5 Dec 2015 - 23 Jan 2016 . Together with our three kids (8, 11, 13) and their grandfather, we quickly felt like 981 King Street was home. Jeff is a wonderful host and a thoughtful manager – he decorated the house for Christmas and ensured the property was well maintained throughout our stay, from clearing snow to ensuring the hot tub was serviced, clean and…hot. The property has plenty of space for a large family with an sunny living / dining / lounge room, everything you’d need (and more) in the kitchen, lots of linen and low maintenance hard wood floors. The walk in robe in the Master bedroom is enormous, and there is plenty of storage / cupboards around the house – which was great for our long stay. We were also well catered for when taking a day off the mountain with new TV and cable, high speed Wi-fi, board games, books as well as lots of space for the kids to play outside, including around the lovely pond (and down to the river). You get unobstructed views of the mountain - great for the fireworks (from the hot-tub if you like...). It's in a quieter no night or day noise ... and it’s an easy walk downtown but it is also very close to the free Hunter Creek bus (only 2 stops to City Market...but I'd recommend Clarkes). You don’t need a car but if you have one, you can easily park 2 or 3 off the street. Can’t recommend this property enough – Jeff is a great guy and makes sure your stay in one of his properties will be comfortable and memorable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, CO

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family is spread out over Colorado and we met in Aspen for a long weekend. It was April, last weekend of skiiing and snowed over a foot, couldn't have been more perfect. Our grandson is 8 months old and the house is well designed to accomodate babies and children. Everyone spent time in the hot tub and the views of Aspen Mountain were incredible. Aspen is a fun, vibrant town and this house is located within walking distance of downtown. I would highly recommend this house for anyone wanting to have a great time in a great house in a great town!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boys Annual Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I take an annual ski trip every year to different locations and one of the challenges is finding a home that offers something for everyone - this home had it all, close to skiing as well as walking distance to the stores and restaurants in Aspen. Easy access to the City Market made shopping a pleasure and allowed us to buy only what we needed as we could easily stop on way back from slopes. Our trip started off with 6 guys (which is perfect number for this house) and ended on the last two nights with 8 (which got a bit tight) but Jeff helped by bringing over two portable mattresses which we put in the large Master Suites - the deck off the kitchen and living room is amazing and the view of Aspen Mountain from the well maintained hot tub is priceless. Very quiet and well maintiained home and Jeff the owner is very helpful and attentive - highly recommend this home for anyone looking to enjoy Aspen on or off the slopes

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.3%


If the guest pays the full balance on time, they can receive:

- A 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- A 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

At the discretion of Lessor, if Lessor is given advanced written notice of cancelation from Lessee, and if Lessor is successful in re-renting the subject property for the same time and rate, Lessor may refund up to 90% of prepaid rents to Lessee.

Payments made by credit card within the U.S. (Visa and MasterCard) will be assessed an additional transaction fee of 2% of the total rental price. International payments made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) will be assessed an additional transaction fee of 3% of the total rental price. This credit card transaction fee will be deducted after check out from the $500 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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